This early release data set contains state-level geographic information for respondents interviewed in 1992 through 2016, matching the 2016 tracker file. It is released in conjunction with the restricted Cross-Wave Geographic Information (Detail). Three other products, Respondent Region and Mobility (public), Parent State (restricted), and Child ZIP Code (restricted) are under construction and will be released in 2019-Q3.. These five products contain all restricted geographic information available for HRS respondents as of 2014-2016. The files are keyed on Household ID (HHID) and Person number (PN).
For HRS Wave 1 (1992), AHEAD Wave 1 (1993), CODA/War Baby (1998), EBB (2004), MBB (2010) and LBB (2016) respondents, geographic identifiers reflect residence of respondent as recorded in the administrative database at baseline. For all other waves, geographic identifiers are based on the ISR administrative record of where the interview was conducted. This location was not necessarily the respondent's legal address.
|Entry Cohort Info|
HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB; EBB; MBB; LBB
|Latest Release||January 2019 (V7, Early)|
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The geographic information contained in these datasets is not included in any HRS public file and may not be merged with any other Restricted Data Set without the explicit written permission of HRS